|July 4 ||Full-day Kantishna Wilderness tour into Park. Happy
4th of July!
| July 5
||Train to Anchorage and overnight
at Backpacker’s Hostel.
| July 6
||Morning flight to Sitka, Alaska.
Visit Sitka National Historical Park, home to a Tlingit Indian
village and fort. We will then visit the Sheldon Jackson Museum,
which houses one of the word’s finest collections of Native
artifacts. Also on the tour will be a visit to the Sitka Raptor
Rehabilitation Center. Take overnight Alaska State Ferry to
| July 7
||After checking into our hotel, we
will tour the Three Lakes Recreation Area. Here we will hike
through primary and secondary temperate rainforest. We will
also visit the King Salmon Hatchery.
| July 8
||After breakfast, we will depart by
boat for LeConte Glacier. It is the southern-most tidewater
glacier in the U.S. and calves icebergs into LeConte Bay on
a regular basis. Killer whales, seals, and porpoises are common
sites in and around the Bay. Part of the afternoon will be spent
touring a fish cannery and other sightseeing.
| July 9
||Following an early breakfast, we
will depart by boat and float plane to Big Creek. Here we will
set up base camp along Frederick Sound. Over the next two days
we will have the opportunity to do the following: whale-watching
in the Sound, sea-kayaking, fishing for salmon or halibut, hiking
in the rainforest and along the beach etc.
| July 10
||Continue above activities at Big
| July 11
||Return to Petersburg by boat and
floatplane. Overnight at hotel.
| July 12
||Depart Petersburg 8:00 am on Alaska
State Ferry (Accommodations for overnight sleeping are in your
sleeping bag in a public solarium; showers are available. Also,
staterooms are available at an extra cost).
| July 13
||Travel through Inside Passage on
Ferry, with short stops at Ketchikan and Wrangell. During our
trip we will experience spectacular scenery that includes, glacial
fjords, waterfalls, quaint fishing villages, pristine temperate
rainforest, whales etc.
| July 14
||Continue above activities.
| July 15
||Arrive Bellingham, Washington. We
will raft a 16-mile segment of the beautiful Sauk River. It
is one of the premier rafting experiences in the Pacific Northwest.
Overnight at motel.
| July 16
||Travel to Seattle for flight home